Mid-Career Professional Development Bursary


Assistance with costs of travel, accommodation and registration fees

Activities: professional exchanges as well as courses, seminars, workshops, symposia, related museum studies programs not leading to an academic degree, specialized conferences



Full-time professionals employed by public, non-profit museum, related institution/organization

Required experience:

At least 5 years accumulated/consecutive museum experience

Event duration:

At least 3 days


Matches 50% of total eligible expenses up to a maximum of $1,500

Eligible Expenses

Travel expenses, accommodation, per diem, and registration fee (Rate: according to Treasury Board Secretariat policies)


1 bursary per individual in any 12 month period


Canada and internationally

Application Supporting Materials

Completed application form

Detailed program agenda

Learning objectives

Employer/institution letter of support


Job description

Work plan for those individuals seeking funding for professional exchange

Claim Supporting Materials

Completed claim form

Original receipts

Proof of attendance

Evaluation questionnaire

1500 word narrative report

Application Deadline

The bursary application including the required supporting material must be submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the learning activity.

Claim Deadline

The bursary must be claimed no later than 30 days after completion of the learning activity upon submission of the claim supporting materials.


Applicant’s commitment to share learning knowledge and experience as conference speaker or by writing article in Muse.